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Commander Magazine Issue 15


Published March 1984
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Commander. March 1984. Master Menu. EDUCATION SECTOR: Introduction to Assembly Language Programming, Part XIV: RTS But No BRK- C-64 & VIC-20 (Utility program) (Eric Giguere) Our extended series on assembly language comes full circle in its tutorial form. But don't despair, the resourceful author has only just begun., Electronic Blackboard- GENERAL (Educational Software Reviews) (Maryanne Dodd) A variety of new C 64 education-related products are examined, including a spelling game, a small business simulation, and a classroom record keeper., BASIC Education: Programming for Learning, Part III- Simulations- C-64 & VIC-20 (Application Program) (Andy Van Duyne) How can a student learn electrical circuitry (or even atomic physics) without any danger of injury? Only your computer knows for sure., B*A*S*I*C Training: Beginners' Introduction to Commodore BASIC Programming- GENERAL (Programming instruction) (Jonathan Secaur) Suffering from "computer illiteracy"? Just follow this step-by-step, hands-on series and you'll be writing programs in no time. REVIEWS AND RECREATION SECTOR: Colin's Column: Reviews, Previews, News and Views- C-64 & VIC-20 (Reviews, etc) (Colin F. Thompson) This month's popourri includes an enthusiastic review of a letter quality printer, and tips on using your disk drive., Double Vision- C-64 & VIC-20 (Reviews and Tips) (Colin F. Thompson) Feeling cramped by the 40-column video display of your C-64? Even worse with the 22-column VIC? Relief is just a plug-in cartridge away, and this occasional column guides you in its effective use., Mancala: A Mind-expanding VIC-20 Game- VIC-20 (Educational Game Program) (Arthur J. Dudley) This modern version of an ancient number game is both fun and educational., Review of PAL: A Friendly Assembler for C-64 and PET- C-64 & PET (Review) (David A. Hook) A good assembler is hard to find, but C-64 and PET users may be able to stop looking., Lunar 64: A C-64 Game Reincarnated from the PET- C-64 (Game Program) (Howard Rotenberg) Your mission is to land the lunar module gently on the moon's surface with the aid of your on-board computer. Can you do it before you run out of fuel?, "Reviewed in COMMANDER"- GENERAL (Reviews) (John P. Gabbard) Hardware, software, and accessory furniture are all covered in this month's brief reviews. FEATURES SECTOR: Command Post- C-64 & VIC-20 (Utility Programs) (Jim Grubbs) How to link your computer and modem with an amateur radio and avoid the winter doldrums., Will IBM Make Peanuts of COMMODORE?- C-64/General (Robert J. Tuffly) After reading this point by point comparison between the C-64 and that new hot-roasted machine, judge for yourself whether the industry giant will crack the low-end home computer market., Master Wedge: A Disk Programmer's Utility- C-64 & VIC-20 with 1541 DISK DRIVE (Utility Program) (Thomas Henry) Do you control your Commodore disk drive or does it control you? With this improved disk wedge program, your drive will cheerfully respond to short, simple commands., VIC-20 Super Speed Joystick Routine- VIC-20 (Utility Program) (Cal Overhulser) Fire up the joystick response in your own programs through a fast, machine-language routine that lods from BASIC., Cyrillic Screen Letters for the VIC-20- VIC-20 (Utility Program) (Thom Robertson) Getting bored with those plain, square letters on your VIC-20 screen? Here's a refreshing change, using custom characters., Gymnasium of the Future- GENERAL (Application) (Nancy Iscaro) So you thought computers are only used for mental activities?. HARD SECTOR DEPARTMENTS: Editorial: The "Last" School (Donald Elman), REMs to Readers (From COMMANDER'S Staff), Game Contest, News Releases, New Products, Letters to COMMANDER, ReCommand: Updates and Corrections to Previously Published Material, Key-Mander: How to Type in BASIC Programs from COMMANDER, Advertisers Index. COVER: This month's "Best of Volume 1" cover suggests that Commodore computers are on the right track, as long as they stay on the ball. NOTE: COMMANDER magazine is an independent publication and has no formal relationship with Commodore Business Machines, Inc. other than as a paid advertiser. Submission of a manuscript by an author is considered an offer of exclusive publication rights. Opinions expressed by writers in articles and reviews are not necessarily those of COMMANDER Magazine.


Year 1984
Language English
Collection commander-magazine; computermagazines

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